Sotrovimab: First Approval
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Sotrovimab (Xevudy®) is a recombinant monoclonal antibody targeted against the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. It is being developed by Vir Biotechnology in collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline for the treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Sotrovimab received its first emergency use authorization in May 2021 for the treatment of COVID-19 in the USA, with interim, emergency or conditional authorizations subsequently granted in several other countries. In December 2021, sotrovimab received its first full approval in the EU for use in adolescents (aged ≥ 12 years and weighing ≥ 40 kg) and adults with COVID-19 who do not require oxygen supplementation and who are at high risk of progressing to severe COVID-19. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of sotrovimab leading to this first approval.
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